verdant [ˈvɜrdnt] a.
1.) Covered with growing plants or grass; green; fresh; flourishing; as, verdant fields; a verdant lawn.
2.) Unripe in knowledge or judgment; unsophisticated; raw; green; as, a verdant youth (Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary).
Etymology: French verdoyant, from Old French, present participle of verdoyer, to become green, from Vulgar Latin viridiare, from Latin viridis.
"And as migrating birds, nation by nation,
wild geese and arrow-throated cranes and swans
over Asia's meadowland and marshes
around the streams of Kaystrios, with giant
fight and glorying wings keep beating down
in tumult on that verdant land
that echoes to their pinions, even so,
nation by nation, from the ships and huts,
this host debouched upon Skamander plain" (The Iliad by Homer, Robert Fitzgerald, 1974).
This week's honors in the "Climbing the Mountain" challenge go to D4. He wrote:
"Why aren't you exercising your nous, Bruce." Said Alfred, "You've been in desuetude lately, the death of Selina Kyle is germane to this, I'm sure." To which Batman responded: "I will not face your obloquy right now, Alfred. I'm effete, please leave me alone."Some of the words seem a little crow-barred in (especially "desuetude"), but well done, I like the Batman theme. The words this week are (five of) emulous, propitiatory, prima facie, lineament, hermetic, violon d'Ingres, and weltschmerz. Good luck and thanks for reading!